Associate Degree Nursing Department
CEC Level 4

Graduation Information

Instructors:

Textbook:

  • Syllabus will be online on Blackboard
  • Textbook: Lewis, Medical-Surgical Nursing-8th edition (2011)

Orientation:

  • Date: Tuesday, January 20, 2015
  • Time and Place: CEC Cl.115 from 8:30-2:00
  • What to bring: current calendar, clearance tickets and Powerpoint for RNSG 2432 Module 2, calculator (not cell phone) for math test

Calendar -Spring 2015

Class:

  • When: Mondays from 8:30-12:30 and many Tuesdays
  • Where: See calendar for room numbers

Labs:

  • When: see calendar for dates
  • Check Announcements and Blackboard for lab groups and expectations
  • What to Bring: lab pack, drug books, class notes and syllabus

Mastery Skills Check Off: Come prepared and having practiced. Must wear ACC scrubs and closed toe shoes to skills check off on Wed. January 21st and when in lab.

There will be a comprehensive mastery skills check-off over previously learned skills including:

  • Injections (IM, sub-q, intradermal);
  • Catheterization (in-dwelling (Foley) and in and out);
  • IV’s (IV push, hanging a piggy-back through a central line, saline lock or running IV, starting an IV, calculation of drop rate) and setting ml’s per hour;
  • Trach care and suctioning;
  • Central Line dressing changes,
  • Inserting NG tubes.
  • Identifying IM sites
  • Administering insulins

Documentation will be required.

  • You will be given a patient situation and have to complete several skills satisfactorily.

There will be open lab the week before the semester begins: http://www.austincc.edu/health/skillslab/hours.php

  • You must pass this satisfactorily to continue in the course. See ADN student handbook for guidelines.
  • You must also complete the skills written quiz and submit it to your clinical instructor at the time of check off. Skills Written Quiz.
  • Prior to your clinical orientation, you must also complete 4 articles found on rnceus.com - Understanding Coagulation Tests, Understanding CBC, Understanding Liver Function Tests, Understanding Renal Function Tests. (Do not pay for anything, just review the material which is free of charge and print the final tests to bring on the clinical orientation day).
  • Dosage Calculation Test: You will be required to take a dosage calculation during the first week of the semester. So review your dosage calculation! Bring a calculator (not on a cell phone) to the Dosage Calculation Test on the first day of class.

RNSG 2362 Clinical

This clinical component enables the student to apply the theories, concepts and knowledge as presented in RNSG 2432 to the practice setting, includes management components.

Clinical Focus and Evaluation Tool- will be on line on Blackboard.

Clinical group assignments will be e-mailed as soon as possible to the class.

Clinical Schedule: (may vary during implementation of management component). Each clinical instructor will give you a clinical schedule the first week of clinical. All groups will complete 192 hours.